Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2009/053

New commutative semifields defined by PN multinomials

Lilya Budaghyan and Tor Helleseth

Abstract: We introduce infinite families of perfect nonlinear Dembowski-Ostrom multinomials over $F_{p^{2k}}$ where $p$ is any odd prime. We prove that for $k$ odd and $p\ne3$ these PN functions define new commutative semifields (in part by studying the nuclei of these semifields). This implies that these functions are CCZ-inequivalent to all previously known PN mappings.

Category / Keywords: foundations / Commutative semifield, Equivalence of functions, Perfect nonlinear, Planar function

Publication Info: Part of this work was presented at SETA'08

Date: received 2 Feb 2009

Contact author: Lilya Budaghyan at ii uib no

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